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Tim Costello lauds ruling allowing charities to lobby for political change

Ruling on Global Citizen’s status in Australia expected to embolden sector to pursue political change

A tribunal ruling that found benevolent institutions are allowed to advocate for political change will free charities from “always looking over their shoulders”, reverend Tim Costello says.

Earlier this month, the administrative appeals tribunal (AAT) delivered a landmark decision in the case of Global Citizen, a global charity that was initially denied public benevolent institution status in Australia because of its political advocacy.

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